Malaysian authorities have begun exhuming the jungle graves of 139 trafficked migrant captives, who were buried in various human trafficking detention camps along a 30-mile stretch of the Malaysia-Thailand border, where it is believed they were tortured and kept in cages.
Malaysian Deputy Home Minister, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, told reporters on Thursday that 12 police officials have been arrested for alleged involvement in human trafficking, while two of the officers were directly linked to recently discovered graves.
After it was reported earlier this week that the 139 discovered graves contained multiple bodies, Jaafar asserted that the graves only contained one body per grave. more >>
After launching one of the most popular Android smartphones this year, Asus reportedly has a number of other devices in line for the coming months. One of these devices include a cheaper ZenFone, a ZenPad tablet, and even the upcoming ZenFone 3.
However, a recent report from Phone Arena claims that the Taiwan-based manufacturer could be developing another device, aimed specifically at the selfie-conscious market.
In the report, the phone maker is allegedly working on a smartphone dubbed as the ZenFone Selfie, an Android handset that packs a 13MP front shooter. If one 13MP camera is not enough, the ZenFone Selfie allegedly has another 13MP camera at the back. Moreover, this device reportedly has laser focus technology. more >>
Reports have emerged that Samsung is quite close to manufacturing foldable devices after rumors surfaced it has a specific "Project Valley" sector for the purpose.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung may soon introduce the world's first ever foldable display phone with its people hard at work on "Project Valley," codenamed "V."
For quite some time now, Samsung has made no secret of its interest in flexible displays, with the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Round, and the Galaxy Note Edge acting as the forerunners of the technology. more >>
Human rights activist Pervez Rafique, who's also a former minority member of parliament representing the Pakistan People's Party in Punjab, said it will be hard to change Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which he said are upheld by an Islamic government that has "strong relations" with Muslim extremists.
Such blasphemy laws are often used to persecute minorities, and Christians in the country have been facing a growing wave of violence, with a Protestant church destroyed and six Christians beaten by armed men in Chakwal in Punjab in an incident on Thursday.
Rafique told The Christian Post in an email interview on Thursday that those presently in power in Pakistan are known for having a "pro Taliban, pro Islamic ideology" and said that they have "strong relations with Muslim extremist organizations." more >>
The "Apple of China" continues to dominate in its home market, as it recently announced retaining the top spot for smartphone sales against Samsung and other hometown rivals like Huawei and Lenovo.
While Xiaomi's Mi4, Mi Note, and Mi Note Pro are still not available to most markets outside China, it seems the phone maker may already be preparing the Mi5.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Xiaomi Mi5 will succeed the Mi4 which was announced at around August last year. The device will reportedly get a bigger 5.5-inch display, up from the 5.2-inch screen of the previous model. In the report, the phone maker could also include a QHD or 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution screen for its upcoming flagship. more >>
The last quarter of 2014 marked the first time that a Chinese manufacturer took the crown from Samsung as China's top smartphone manufacturer. And in the hope of following Xiaomi's footsteps, another Chinese brand wants to make a name for itself.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, phone maker Elephone has just unleashed its newest flagship. Dubbed as the P8000, the device boasts some high-end specs, but is also priced at about $210.
For such a cheap price tag, buyers would be able to get a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 3GB of RAM, a MediaTek MT6573 chipset, 16GB of internal memory, and expectedly a microSD card slot. more >>